postheadericon New Arts Council, New Concert Series

arts_icon120Lansing's new arts council is coming out of the starting gate running with an eight week Concert in the Courtroom series.  East Shore Arts Council (ESAC) chair Karen Veaner says the idea came from the very successful Concerts in the Park series that Park Superintendent and Recreation Director Steve Colt offers every summer.

"He's done such a great job with that and it is such a gift to the Town," Veaner says.  "People were sad when it was over, so we thought what a great opportunity this is to continue along that vein and offer a Concert in the Courtroom series so folks can continue to get together and enjoy great music.  If Lansing likes this concert series we will likely continue it in the winter."

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postheadericon Allinger raises $30K For Food Bank

allinger_tractorChris Allinger told his 'The Wake Up Q' audience Tuesday that the money that went into his backpack hit an even $30,000.00.  For the third year, Q Country morning host, Chris Allinger strapped on his backpack to walk for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's BackPack Program™.  From September 8th-12th Chris Allinger walked to every town in Tompkins County raising funds for the program that helps feed children at risk of hunger on weekends and holidays during the school year.

"We were actually a little shy of thirty", Allinger says, "but when I sent the total to our partners, Andy Noel at Cornell stepped up and said he'd throw in the amount it took to bring it even.  I'm thrilled with the total, but I'm more satisfied that people are getting the message that kids are going without food and we need to step up and rectify that."

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postheadericon Code Red Robotics Busy This Summer

codered_120_20140322-140912Throughout the summer, Ithaca High School's FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Team 639 Code Red Robotics has been active in countless ways in the community.  Code Red Robotics members display their commitment over the summer as well as during the school year, taking action by volunteering in events such as the Cayuga Lake Triathlon, Dump and Run Sale, and Taughannock Falls State Park Clean-up; as well as by doing demonstrations at locations such as the Sciencenter, the Tompkins County Public Library, and the New York State Fair.

"Unwavering commitment shines through the actions of these young individuals as they give up their time in order to give back to the community and inspire the young engineers and scientists of the future." says Katie Henderson, Code Red Robotics Public Relations Officer.

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postheadericon TCAT Seeks Public Guidance

tcat2_120TCAT continues to seek community feedback in a series of public sessions to create its first‑ever Title VI Service Standards and Policy Plan – a big‑picture document that will guide TCAT in its service planning decisions in the future.

The public will weigh in at the Tompkins County Public Library’s Borg Warner Room (East) 5:30pm Wednesday, Sept. 24.  They will be asked to tell TCAT how many hours a day and how frequently each type of transit service should run.

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postheadericon Human Library at County Library

tcpl120Tompkins County Public Library is seeking approximately 15 individuals with personal stories of discrimination, social stigma and prejudice to serve as 'Human Books' during the Library’s inaugural Human Library project October 8.

The Human Library concept was developed in Denmark in 2000 and is now used in more than 60 countries as a tool for challenging societal prejudices and promoting community conversations.

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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